Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Pine Forest

Today started off with a foggy morning but it is supposed to get hot and humid again today, with the temperature reaching 78F (25.5C) and the humidity making it feel like 91F (32C).

I thought I would like to paint outside this morning but didn't want to go too far from the house so I decided to paint the forest at the edge of the front field.

Using mixtures of titanium white, ultramarine blue and cobalt blue I brushed in the sky.

Next I mixed a wide variety of greens using raw sienna, yellow ochre, pthalo blue, burnt sienna cobalt blue and ultramarine blue.

Using the various greens I worked my way from the background trees through to the closest ones to me, gradually darkening the colors.

Now I have to go to the Norwood Skillet and take down my show.